delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]

A pig’s tale

It was the end of an era at Dublin saleyards on Tuesday, with the last pig auction taking place. The withdrawal of a major supplier has ultimately led to the demise of the pig market there, however House of Lindner auctioneer, Rene Martucci, said it had been on the cards for some time, and with […]

Owen Ag Bureau does Swan Hill

Twelve members ventured across the border last week for a whirlwind tour of the Swan Hill region. First stop was CMV pistachio nut farm at Robinvale. Members were shown through the plant and orchards, which are all drip irrigated.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Time to get the crop in

The 2019 cropping season is almost here and the Hart Field-Site Group is again presenting its free Getting The Crop In seminar on Wednesday, March 13, to help farmers prepare. Hart chairman and Spalding farmer, Damien Sommerville, said this year’s event will be particularly relevant coming off the back of a dry year, with many […]

On-farm emergency water scheme

DROUGHT affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure are eligible for rebates with the Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments delivering $5 million in Federal rebates.   Read the full story in our online edition:

It’s seed cleaning time

Whether you use a commercial travelling seed cleaner or have a crack with your own gear, seed cleaning/grading is one of the most vital stages of the farming year.   Read the full story in our online edition: